• 3.5 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancellation 4 Days Before Use
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • No Transfer

Interislander Ferry Tickets between Wellington and Picton

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Take a ride on one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world from one island of New Zealand to the other on the Interisland Ferry!

Departing multiple times daily, sail across the Cook Strait between Wellington and Picton on this 3 to 3.5 hour ferry ride. Depending on your departure time you'll be riding on one of three comfortable vessels, Kaitaki, Aratere or Kaiarahi. Each vessel features multiple lounge areas, bars, restaurants, shops, play areas for children and more. Not just a way to get between the North and South Islands of New Zealand, the Interislander Ferry is a must-do activity in itself. You'll journey across the vibrant blue waters of New Zealand's Cook Straight and through the gorgeous Marlborough Sounds. 

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Wellington to Picton:

Picton to Wellington:

Assembling arrangement:
  • Wellington departure address: 1 Aotea Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011

  • Picton departure address: 1 Auckland Street, Picton, 7281

  • Please arrive at least 45 minutes in advance to check in (one hour in advance if you need to consign your luggage).


  • Child ticket: Ages 2 - 17 years

  • Infants under 2 years of age travel free.

  • Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Luggage information:

  • Small hand luggage not exceeding 7kg and 118 linear centimetres in size (length plus width plus height) may be taken onboard. There are coin-operated lockers available onboard for storing these small items.

  • Larger items of luggage, including backpacks and suitcases, must be checked in prior to boarding. Luggage collection is from the carousels at your port of arrival. There is a maximum 2 items of luggage per person, each not exceeding 32kg and 200 linear centimetres in size (length plus width plus height). 

  • Additional luggage items may be brought subject to availability and on the payment of an additional charge of $5 NZD per item. 

  • For safety reasons, there are no exceptions to the weight restriction. However, the dimension restrictions are relaxed for sporting equipment (refer below). 

  • Sports equipment (such as bicycles, surfboards, golf clubs and canoes) can be brought aboard and will be cost an additional $15 NZD/item.

What to bring: 

  • Warm clothing

  • Sea sickness medication (if required)

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.

  • The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 4 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 3 days before use.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Q:Can I send unaccompanied goods or vehicles on this ferry?
    A:Hi there, thanks for your question. If you want to transport goods, you'll need to contact a professional freight forwarding company to transport this for you. If you have an unaccompanied passenger vehicle or car trailer you wish to transport, please email bookings@interislander.co.nz to ask about this service. If you have any other questions, please send us an email at service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Cynthia
  • Q:Can I bring my pets?
    A:Hi there, thanks for your question. Yes! Pets can remain in your vehicle, be booked into a kennel (dogs only), or checked-in as luggage in a suitable pet carrier or cage. However, the supplier may not be able to transport your pets if they are sick, unmanageable, considered unsafe or present a risk to themselves or others. If you have any other questions, please send us an email at service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Cynthia

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